Short Beach Campout Details

Hello Troop 349!
   Here are some last minute details for the beach campout this weekend:
1.     We will meet at Paul Given Park by the bull on Route 25 at 8:00 AM Saturday Morning.
2.     We hope to be in the water at 8:30 AM
3.     Bring sunscreen and towel.  I recommend wearing a bathing suit and water shoes or crocs or old sneakers.
4.     Please bring a bag lunch for Saturday.
5.     We will be Troop cooking dinner on Saturday night and the troop will supply Sunday breakfast.
6.     There may be some rain Saturday night / Sunday morning so please bring a raincoat or poncho.
7.     If there is bad lightning we will need to leave the beach.  We will make that decision tomorrow afternoon/evening.
8.     Scouts should bring:
a.      Sleeping bag
b.     Mess kit
c.      Scout book for signoffs
d.     Nalgene or water bottle
9.     We will leave the beach by 9 AM Sunday morning.  Parents will be able to pick scouts at Short Beach.
10. SCOUTS SHOULD LEAVE ALL ELECTRONICS AT HOME.   YOU DO NOT NEED IT!  I need parental help on this one.
Lets have some fun
Scoutmaster Sean

Troop activities September 2014

The Troop awakens after a busy summer. We have a great year filled with activities planned. We need your participation.

Out First Campout NEXT Saturday. please sign up at this link https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/embeddedform?formkey=dFJQbTVqMGlFX3JqQzJwYm1LZmtjWGc6MA

Our first meeting Wednesday night 7:30 behind the Nesconset library.

Flags on Main Street Monday, Labor Day, 8:00am up – 5:00pm down

Trailer Clean-out Monday after flags in the am.

 

Scoutmaster Sean

Have a Great Summer

Troop camp is over and August is here.  Enjoy the summer. Get out and camp with your family.  Seek out new adventures.

 

See you in September.

 

Scoutmaster Sean

Yawgoog Notes 2014

OK Troop 349 – it’s Yawgoog time!  Here are details for Saturday and the Care Packages:
Saturday July 12 – Trailer Pack up. 10:00 to 12:00 at my house, 5 Short Court Nesconset.  If other arrangements are needed send me an email.
Please have a parent & scout check in at the table.  Talk to me if you are dropping off medications Medications.  Put them in a zip lock bag and write instructions on a separate paper and put that in the bag as well.
Uniform Inspection Saturday – bring your full uniform on a hanger to the pack-up.
All payments are due Saturday.
All MEDICAL forms must be handed in as well. DON’t forget copies of the Insurance card.
Last second Packing reminders for scouts (things usually forgotten):
·        Day Pack – to carry stuff for ferry to and from Yawgoog
·        Nalgene bottles – so you can keep hydrated!
·        Scout books – to get all the signoffs you need
·        Hangers – to hang up your Class A uniforms in your tents
·        Flashlights or Lamps – lamps must be battery driven only
Sunday July 13 – we meet at Orient Point at 12 noonish to have lunch and relax a bit before boarding the ferry.  We board the ferry for New London at 1:30 PM.
Tuesday July 15 – this Tuesday evening by 7:00 PM is the deadline to have “Care Packages” for the boys at Mr. Johnston’s house (8 St James Road, Lake Grove).  The boys love to get their packages from home on Wednesday night, so thank you Pat & Georgette! Some guidelines:
·        Please keep the package to approximately shoebox size – we need to pack 60 or so of them!
·        Please do not put in chocolate or items that can melt
Please do not leave any packages on front Trailer Porch! If Mrs. J is not home you can leave your package on her front stoop either one ! They  are the white house behind the trailer! ( still recovering from the fire last year) Thank you and see you no later then Tuesday July 15 th 7 PM.
Sunday July 21 – We arrive back at Orient Point around 5:20 PM (we take the 4 PM from New London).  Please come and meet up with your scouts so they can tell you what a great time they had! J
If you have any questions feel free to call me at home or email me seantroop349@optonline.net  Let’s have some fun!
Scoutmaster Sean

4th of July Flags

Troop,

It looks like mother nature will rain on our parade tomorrow.  We will NOT put up the flags as planned.
Sorry boys
Scoutmaster Sean
Flag Reflections

June 4th Meeting Location Change

Troop 349,

Due to circumstances beyond our control, we do not have Great Hollow’s facilities for Wednesday’s meeting.
 
The troop will meet at the Nesconset Library, 148 Smithtown Blvd. 7:30 pm near the hockey rink and skate park.
This is our annual scavenger hunt.
Points to remember:
  • Scouts should create teams. teams are limited to the number of seat belts in your car.
  • Each team requires an adult (21+) driver. NO SPEEDING, road rules must be observed at all times.
  • Scout SAFETY must be observed at all times!
  • The hunt will cover Smithtown and Nesconset.
  • You will need a pencil and paper to take a rubbing.
  • You will need at least $4 cash,  or if your resourceful this task can be completed for free.
  • You will need some type of electronic device to take pictures.
Exact details will be given at the start of Wednesday’s meeting.

Memorial Day Flags

Troop,

The Troop will be placing Flags on Main street next Monday in honor of Memorial day.  Please meet at the storage facility behind James Crest Florist 8:00 am Monday.
What goes up must come down,  Please meet at the storage facility 5:00 pm to take the flags down.  This is a great community service that takes about 20 to 30 minutes.
See you there.
Scoutmaster Sean
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Dan Pelis Eagle Project Fundraiser, White Water Rafting, Eagle Court of Honor, Cameron Ulrich’s Eagle Scout Project

DAN PELIS EAGLE PROJET FUNDRAISER:
Hi Troop 349,
I just wanted to let everyone know that my Eagle Scout Fundraiser will be this coming Friday. It is a MOVIE NIGHT on Friday May 16th at Wenonah Elementary School Cafeteria. The address is 251 Hudson Ave, Lake Grove NY 11755. It is from 6:30 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.(doors will open at 6pm) We are seeing Monsters University. Tickets are $5.00 each and includes a snack or drink. There will be adult supervision. Hope to see everyone there.
Dan Pelis

WHITE WATER RAFTING:
Hello Troop
Its time to sign up for the annual Whitewater Rafting trip. Here are the exciting details:
We will leave on Sat May 31 and travel by car to the Lehigh River Gorge in PA. There you will climb into a raft & have the ride of your life on the rapids. Dinner will be provided that night as you settle into your campsite. After breakfast the next day you have a 1/2 day bike ride through the lovely wilderness followed by lunch & return home. See http://www.whitewaterchallengers.com/lehigh/lehigh-whitewater.asp for more info. Your cost is $150 per person. We will start collecting it during the next troop meetings.
Pls use this link to sign up:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?usp=drive_web&formkey=dDItanl0c0xDLVF6akFqRVpHQnJoVWc6MA#gid=19\

Pls consider driving–remember tolls & gas will reimbursed!!!
Remember to leave your electronics home (unless you want them swimming in the river!!!)
Please & thank you! Linda Ulrich

EAGLE COURT OF HONOR:
Join us at the Eagle Court of Honor this Saturday, May 17th. All scouts should come in their uniforms.
DATE: 5/17/2014 (Sat 1:00PM – 3:00PM)
LOCATION: Cleary School for the Deaf 301 Smithtown Blvd., Nesconset, NY

CAMERON ULRICH EAGLE PROJECT(PART 1):
Cameron Ulrich’s project is on Saturday May 17 from 8am to 11 am. We will be meeting at the Parish of the Holy Cross Church, its address is 95 Old Nichols Road, Nesconset. We will be digging a hole and cementing in an 8 foot wooden cross and we will be clearing the area and planting arborvitaes. Make sure to bring shovels gloves and rakes!!!

Sweatshirts and Shoe boxes

SWEATSHIRTS:
Hi Troop 349,
Mrs. Pelis is taking orders for Troop sweatshirts they cost $20.00 (cash or check payable to Troop 349). Anyone interested in ordering a Troop sweatshirt can either email me at tpelis@aol.com or see me at our weekly meeting. I will have sample sweatshirts at our weekly meeting if you are not sure of what size to order. ( S,M,L,XL) ALL ARE ADULT SIZES. Also, if you are interested in getting something embroidered on a sleeve, there is an additional $7.50 cost.
Thanks
Mrs. Pelis

SHOE BOXES:
Troop,
I work with a young lady who has a brother deployed overseas. She is on a quest
to send everyone in his unit a care package. A little something from home.
To complete her quest she needs empty shoe boxes. She asked me for your help.
I will be collecting empty shoe boxes at Wednesday’s meeting. If you can help
please do so I’ll see you at Great Hollow.
Thank you in advance.
Scoutmaster Sean

Upcoming Troop Events, Hospitality Coordinator, Troop Occupation Directory

UPCOMING TROOP EVENTS
1. The next meeting is Wednesday April 23rd, 7:30pm at Great Hollow
2. The meeting on April 30th will be at Air Trampoline, Inc. in Ronkonkoma. It is at 7:30pm. All participants must have a signed waiver on file with Air Trampoline. Go to this link and have your parent sign a waiver: http://www.airtrampolinesports.com/
3. The West Point trip is full. If there are last minute changes please contact Dave Ryder.
4. Please sign up for Yawgoog. Go to this link to sign up. Camp is July 13 through July 20: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/17vK1a35G2VQDDlEvs7RdXVj5k8WxoA8UwA1DUi35rcw/viewform
5. Medical forms are needed for camp!
6. Sign up for the May 31 and June 1 White water trip.

HOSPITALITY COORDINATOR NEEDED
Troop parents,
One of our own is moving on and as a result the Troop will need to replace a very important position. First of all I’d like to wish Alex Boyle all the best in his next adventure and Susan you will be missed also. That’s the bad news, the good news is if you ever change your mind you are always welcome. Please keep in touch. Mrs. Susan Boyle filled a rather important position for the troop. She was responsible for the little goodies at the courts of honor and troop events like the Halloween party. I believe we called on her services for 5 events last year. We need a replacement. If you would like to get involved in a small way please see me at the next troop meeting or return an email to me at seantroop349@optonline.net. It takes a community to raise a child. The Troop 349 family could use your help. Thank you.
Scoutmaster Sean

TROOP OCCUPATION DIRECTORY
Hello Troop 349!!
We have been asked about compiling a Troop Occupation Directory to help us utilize each other’s strengths and talents! To that end, we have created a form that can be used if you wish to take part in this directory. The URL for the form is:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1iUh_6MIw2vJFPABTRQwZtXlX9yX88fVM4PR8duTWKRU/viewform

Please feel free to add your job or business information to share with the troop. We will be creating and publishing the directory in time for the June Court of Honor.
Please and thank you of course!
-Dave

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